Mandrake9.1 blackscreen/video config help
Hey, I'm having problems installing Mandrake Linux 9.1/9.2. I decided to switch from Debian Woody to Mandrake, because it's better for newbies. I'm a Linux Noob, BTW. Here's the problem. First, I installed with Mandrake 9.1. I didn't test the video or anything in the SUMMARY, I just rebooted. It would bring up the bootloader, and then I could choose Linux, and it would stay at a blackscreen. If i entered in failsafe mode, it would hangup at Loading Linux Kernel.
I tried again using 9.2. I tried configuring my video card. I was using a ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB. I can't configure it. I try different modules/drivers, and none of them work. Not even VGA or SVGA. Here's some error messages that I get:
An Error Occured
Try changing some parameters
Cannot determine the screen layout
Error from xf86HandleConfigFile
And when I go through with the install, the same thing will happen that happened with 9.1. Ugh. I got debian woody to work, but I couldnt get X-Window to work.
Can someone please help me out? I don't want to give up on this great OS. I'm a developer and I want to start programming for Linux! Please help me out guys! and gals! Thanks!